Retro 51 Releases New Pens

I had a chance to attend the National Stationery Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, two weeks ago and had a chance to meet with Jennifer from Retro 51. Retro 51 was showing off some of their new designs which were really exquisite. I was really in awe of the recently released pen called the Eiffel which takes its design from the structural elements of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel has acid etched elements with an antique brass finish. You have to come into the shop to take a look at it, you won’t be disappointed!


When you stop in you will also want to take a look at the newly designed Retro 51 Fountain pen. Retro 51 has redesigned contoured grip section and now uses a German steel nib, for a smooth writing experience.


Stop into The PenThing to check out all of the new offerings from REtro 51. The pens should be in the shop this weekend!







The Zen Vanguards Coming Soon!

Slow down take a breath and record your thoughts in the Zen Vanguard notebook. The Zen Vanguard comes with 3 notebooks packed with high-quality blank paper allowing you the freedom to doodle, write notes and record your thoughts. Each notebook has a different drawing on the cover to add a sense of calm and tranquility. The Zen Vanguard notebooks are a perfect size, for use as a pocket notebook so that it is with you wherever you go! Come into The PenThing to pick up a pack. They should be in the shop by the end of next week.

Zen Vanguard Notebooks
Zen Vanguard Notebooks


Graf von Faber Pen of the Year 2019

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Faber-Castell to announce the Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.  When I saw the pen, named the Samurai, I was blown away by its beauty and story. The pen pays tribute to the medieval Japanese

Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.
Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.

warriors who eventually became of the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). While Samurai warriors used a host of weapons, they were most known for the use of the sword which proved to be their main weapon. In the spirit of this tribute,  Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019 elected to make two different pens, the Samurai Pen of the Year has a dark barrel made of  stained and polished magnolia wood which is polished to a high sheen with Japanese writing emblazoned with the Japanese characters which translates into “Today I win against myself of yesterday.”  The pen is a piston filler and has a is ruthenium-coated 18-karat gold nib. The cost of the Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019 is limited to 400 units and is available for $3900 dollars. If you would like to add this beautiful pen to your collection I am taking pre-orders starting today.  If interested please complete the form.

Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.
Graf von Faber Castell Pen of the Year for 2019.


There is another edition of this release called the which sells for $5400 which is a piston filler and has a ruthenium-coated 18-karat gold nib. This edition is limited to 330 pieces.

Samurai Black Edition Pen
Samurai Black Edition Pen


If you are a collector then you will want to have this pen in your collection of highly coveted pens. Contact me for more information.


Late Night at The PenThing 12-13-2018

Come into The PenThing for your personalized shopping experience. The PenThing will be open late from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 13th to do your holiday shopping. Come in and check out all of the new products from Baron Fig (backpacks, leather goods, Black Squires, Black Confidant Journals and planners), Kaweco pens (Skyline Fox, Sport Navy, & Student 70’s Soul), Faber-Castell Essentio, Noodlers and Diamine inks, Field Notes  and Story Supply notebooks and PaperBlanks Journals & Planners. So stop in and say “hello,” and check out all of the great pen and stationery products! Brian will be there to serve you and answer any questions you may have!



Blast Off with the Space Race, Retro 51’s


Now you can carry the history of the space race in your pocket- with the Retro 51’s Space Race Series. This is a limited edition pens series that pays homage to the Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini space programs. Each pen is limited to 1958 pieces and each pen is numbered and come in a commemorative gift tube. You have to see this edition to believe the beauty and the craftsmanship of these pens. Retro 51 also released a commemorative gift box that includes all three pens for the collector. Pick up one of these limited edition pens at The PenThing. Don’t wait they will not last long! A perfect gift for the holidays!

Great Gift Ideas! from Baron Fig

Just imagine what it would be like to be able to gift one of Baron Fig’s new Canvas Satchels or the Canvas Slimline Backpack that is filled with some great Baron Fig products. Pair the Canvas Satchel with one of the new Black Hardcover Confidants with the Black Squire for taking some great notes. While you are at it you can plan your projects with a Baron Fig Planner 2019 or the Mastermind Week Pad. Stop into The PenThing and check out the latest products from Baron Fig!


Concierge Service Now Available for the Holidays!

Now that the holidays are upon us, it’s the perfect time to look for that special gift. But with so many demands on your time- wouldn’t it be great if you had a concierge who could help you out, and deliver that special pen, notebook, and ink to your friends
or loved ones. With this in mind, The PenThing, will be providing a concierge service this holiday season and help you to get that special person that very extraordinary gift that they will remember for a lifetime! Just email me or give me a call with your budget, and I will come up with that special pen, notebook and ink combination. If you are in the Morris County Area, I would be glad to come to your home or office to help and show you a wide range of pens to select from. So email me or give me a call to get the holiday season gift buying started.

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Special Offer for the Holidays

The PenThing is excited to announce a special Faber-Castell Promotion for the holidays! When you purchase a Faber-Castell pen of $45 dollars or more you are eligible for a free gift – which is perfect for the holiday season. So come in and take a look at the Faber Castell Essentio, Faber Castell Ondoro, Faber Castell eMotion, and Faber Castell Loom.

If you have a taste for a premium Graf von Faber-Castell then come on in and test out a Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio, Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche, or Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino. These are exquisite pens that will provide you with a wonderful writing experience! While you are there pick up a bottle of Faber Castell fountain pen ink or a box of cartridges in a wide array of colors!


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